Figs in Wigs
"We, Object is an absurdist amalgamation of visual puns, word play and amateur dancing that deals with objects and objectification. The show was born out of a frustration with the casual sexism that we, as women, face almost daily, paired with a fascination with the powerful performative potential of language. More specifically, the humble pun.
We think there is a relation between women and puns; both are often accused of not being funny, or at least not the right kind of funny.
In We, Object, we use puns to explore something bigger, namely issues of gender, sexual identity and also the assumptions, expectations and discriminations that are placed upon us, often unconsciously.
Taking the form of a bizarre sketch show, five women take you on a strange journey that explores sexual politics in a fresh, absurd and lighthearted way. It begins with a slide show and ends with a dance routine. The middle is somewhat embarrassing and a plethora of miniature props begin to complicate the bigger picture. As the show progresses it becomes increasingly unclear as to who (or what) is (or isn’t) being objectified. Figs in Wigs are five women placing themselves in the spotlight, using comedy to highlight something so frequently laughed off. "
Comission by Arts Council England